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Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act Sheds Light on Safety, Security Double Standards

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement on the Aircraft Maintenance Outsourcing Disclosure Act of 2018: “For too long, airlines have been allowed to outsource maintenance work to foreign facilities that do not need to meet the same safety, security, and oversight standards as U.S.-based […]

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TTD Supports the Water Resources Development Act of 2018

By TTD

“The Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 is the kind of bipartisan legislation needed to create and sustain middle-class jobs and make critical investments in key segments of our transportation infrastructure.”

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Statement in Support of AFGE Legal Challenge to Executive Orders

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement in support of the American Federation of Government Employees’ (AFGE) challenge to President Trump’s recent Executive Order to severely restrict the rights of federal workers: “The Executive Orders targeting federal employees issued by President Trump are nothing more […]

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Industry Leaders Lament Infrastructure Delays at Roundtable

AS REPORTED BY ERIC MILLER FOR TRANSPORT TOPICS If the prevailing wisdom seems to be in favor of getting on with repairing old and building new U.S. infrastructure, why does the nation seem to be in a state of inertia in getting the job done?

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House FAA Bill Promotes Safety and Good Jobs

Washington, DC — TTD President Larry I. Willis issues this statement on H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018: “As the House prepares to consider the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, we offer our support for a bipartisan bill that enhances aviation safety and protects and promotes good middle-class jobs. We urge legislators to […]

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TTD Congratulates JetBlue Inflight Crewmembers on Historic Union Victory

Washington, DC — Larry I. Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement congratulating JetBlue inflight crewmembers on their vote to join the Transport Workers Union (TWU): “At a time when our economy favors the rich and powerful, today’s victory by JetBlue’s inflight crewmembers to join the Transport Workers Union demonstrates […]

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TTD Thanks Lipinski, Bacon for Standing up for Railroad Retirees

Washington, DC — Larry Willis, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), issues this statement thanking Dan Lipinski and Don Bacon for standing up for railroad retirees: “We want to thank Congressmen Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and Don Bacon (R-NE) for leading the effort to bring a much-needed funding increase to the Railroad Retirement Board […]

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Gateway Tunnel funding may cause another budget showdown for feds

As published by Emily Nonko in Curbed Things still do not look good for the Gateway Tunnel project, the $13 billion plan to replace the deteriorating Amtrak tunnels below the Hudson River. Since President Donald Trump took office, it’s been unclear whether his administration would honor a funding deal worked out by New York, New Jersey, and former President Obama. And now, […]

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Stop Playing Politics with Gateway Funding

“It is unfathomable that a president who campaigned on creating good jobs by rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure is threatening to upend an entire spending bill if it contains funding for one of the most important and pressing infrastructure projects in the country.”

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Statement on Senate Democrats’ Infrastructure Proposal

“At a time when the middle class is struggling and our nation’s infrastructure is on the brink of failure, the proposal released today by Sen. Schumer and Senate Democrats will rebuild America, create good jobs, and spur economic growth.”

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